Solihull Academy

Creative Media

The Creative Media Department at Solihull Academy aims to provide a broad curriculum that covers a range of creative disciplines such as photography, graphic design, videography, and audio production.  The delivery is individualised to meet the needs and aspirations of students and the curriculum uses a combination of practical and theory lessons to support students in obtaining one or more qualifications in creative media.  The mix of practical and theory lessons helps students to remain engaged and avoid behaviour that can lead to suspension and exclusion.  One-to-one conversations about students' career aspirations supports the Academy's relational approach to teaching and learning and use of this knowledge improves student interest.  At KS3 students have the opportunity to complete a BTEC Level 1 qualification in Digital Media and at KS4 students also have access to the OCR Level 1/ Level 2 Award/ Certificate in Creative iMedia.  Both courses prepare students for a variety of vocations, whether they're working in the creative media industry or managing the social media for their own businesses.  Ultimately, the department aims to help students to avoid exclusion, suspension or becoming NEET by creating opportunities to gain qualifications and skills relevant to the creative media industry.  Regular measures against student baselining and/ or KS2 data informs teaching and helps staff to maintain the momentum of progress towards meeting or exceeding targets.


Media Yr 9

Media Yr 10

Media Yr 11